Gwen Berry

USOPC Pivots on Athlete Protests, IOC Stands Firm (Updated 6/11/20)

    This story has been updated to include the Thomas Bach’s statement made on 6-10-20 regarding athete protests. Bach is the President of the IOC. Since the video of George Floyd’s killing was released, pent up frustration has emerged on the streets, social media, and amongst the influential athlete rank and file. Many have called for change. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) sent a letter to athletes Monday announcing the organization...